Harvested a shit load of blackberries that droop over our wall from a bit of open land adjoining us last Thursday.
It is now Monday and I really could do without eating another blackberry ever again. Literally put them with everything, breakfast dinner and tea. Lovely but moderation is needed. Still lots ripening as well!!
Apples and Pears in the garden very close to being harvested now as well. Normally that's not done until Mid-September, but that'll be too late this. Everything seems 3-4 weeks ahead of normal. Global warming for you??
Not much vegetable growing in our garden, other than a luxuriant salad patch with baby leaves and some eye-wateringly peppery (in a very good way) rocket. Got so fed up of bagged salad turning to swamp in the bottom of the fridge that we now grow our own. Never going back........
Just harvested 1.2 kilo's of carrots, I thought they would produce almost nothing! Courgettes still flying strong and the lettuce is good for another couple of weeks. Peas, cabbages and broad beans all pulled up ready for another few cm of compost on in October...
I think we've had 6 strawberries now, with two more to come today. Planted late and only 3 small plants. Next year we're going to have a strawberry barrel and pots on the wall around the garden planted much earlier, so hopefully get a "rolling crop".
We've got eight small tomatoes on the plants, so we're going to get a crop of some kind from those. Probably be making green tomato chutney, though! They've done well, but started late, again.
A mixed crop for us so far, although only partly harvested. Carrots seem good, spring onions are ok, beetroot are either a reasonable size or quite small despite huge, luxurious leaves. Rocket has all gone to seed now and is being eaten by caterpillars!
I mentioned earlier in the thread that we purchased a small bay tree ( much cheaper than the full grown ones) It has three stems and Mrs E is attempting to plait it into a standard one by working it around a thick cain
We have one of those pots with holes in sits in the middle of the garden table. Lovely strawberries on it, although pick them at your peril. Mrs G likes it for the decoration !! Birds and Squirrels get first dibs.